Resource Guide for Breast Cancer

RESOURCES

Phone:
1-800-ACS-2345

Internet Address:
http://www.cancer.org

Description of services provided:
The American Cancer Society provides educational information about all types of cancer, a breast care helpline, news and research resources, online forums for patients, and an outlet for family and caregivers to exchange thoughts and messages. The site also provides access to clinical trial information and treatment centers.

RESOURCES

Phone:
1-800-4-CANCER

Internet Address:
http://www.cancer.gov

Description of services provided:
This site provides information on all types of cancer, including statistics, information on clinical trials, and research news.

RESOURCES

Phone:
1-800-465-6636

Internet address:
http://ww5.komen.org

Description of services provided:
This site offers support for people diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as for their loved ones. Visitors will also find information on research and grants. The foundation sponsors “Race for the Cure” to fund breast cancer research.

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April 2015

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